I have always been fascinated by Nature. The way it always knows what to do and how to do - with surgical precision yet artistic flow. I often wish I carried that kind of candor in me.
No one really nudges Nature and says, “Hey, why don’t you try rising the Sun from the West tomorrow? Maybe the whole East thing is a phase, you know?”. It always knows exactly how much wind to blow, when to shed its leaves and when to wreak havoc as well.
I spend a lot of my evenings looking at the clouds and wondering what it would feel like to exist as one - fluid, shape-shifting and allowing so many colours to embody it. “One day”, I reassure myself.
I decided to pour myself a hot cup of tea to accompany my yearning to be a cloud. I laid out a blue porcelain cup with a spoonful of Oolong tea dust in it. As I started pouring the piping hot water from the kettle, I noticed something strange. Some of the tea dust had found its way to the bottom of the kettle, which initially only contained hot water!
For a brief second, I recollected one of my science teachers telling me, “Nature always plays by the rules. If it ever decides to break a rule, well… that means we have a new reality to learn about.”
I smiled as I placed the kettle down. I learnt today that my journey in life is not an anomaly, but a new scientific reality, much like the tea dust that decided to defy gravity and flow from down to up.
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